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Citizen Men (1-day licenses) must race in the Cat4/5 race at 8:40 AM, the Masters 40+ race at 10:35 AM, the Masters 50+ at 11:35 AM or the Masters 60+ race at 11:35 AM.

Citizen Women (1-day licenses) must race in the Cat 3/4 Women’s race, at 9:40 AM.

Course & Venue Notes

  1. 1-day licenses are not allowed in the Women P/1/2/3, Men P/1/2/3, or Men 3/4 races. Riders in those races must have annual USAC licenses with the appropriate category.

  2. Jr Boys & Girls 9-14 will race on a shortened course to allow for more laps in their allotted time.

  3. Preregistered riders will be staged based their ranking.

  4. There are team tent spots available by pre-reg ($20 per spot) and if any spots are left on race day, they will be  allotted on a first-come-first-served basis. All proceeds to be donated to the Lowell Sun Santa fund.

  5. A fast course around Shedd Park consisting of a cinder track, grassy flats, barriers, some steep climbs, and a  couple of stretches of single/double track, spectator friendly with plenty of on site parking.

  6. Parking is on the backside of the park in two lots. Do not park in front of the pavilion, in the lot next to the  playground or on Rogers St. Please also be respectful of the Lowell Cemetery and Rogers Fort Hill Park, which border the park.

  7. Registration is at the pavilion. Registration opens at 7:00 AM.

  8. In general, the Shedd Park is not open to cyclocross training.

  9. Toilets are in the pavilion. We’ll also have portable toilets in the parking areas.

  10. There is a large playground at Shedd Park, great for the kids.

  11. Make sure not to miss the raffle for a set of Boyd Cycling cyclocross wheels. The winner can select either the “Altamont” clincher wheelset (disc or rim brake) or the “Black & Tan” wheelset (tubular and disc brakes only). Proceeds to benefit the Lowell Sun Santa Fund. Tickets to be sold on Bikereg and at the registration table. The winning name will be drawn at Shedd Park before the final race of the day. You do not need to be present to win. Retail value is approximately $750.

Other Notes

  1. US DOT or CPSC approved helmets required (at all times).

  2. Timing and scoring services provided by Alan Atwood Racing Services.

  3. Promoter reserves the right to combine fields.

  4. USAC Licenses are required and will be available day of race. Entry fee includes NEBRA Rider Surcharge of $1 and USA Cycling $3.75 insurance surcharge. One-day licenses available for an additional $10. Add $5 for race day registration.

  5. Mountain bikes welcome, no bar ends please.

  6. Field Limit of 100 for all race times except the Men 3/4 and Jr 15-18 race at 2:50 pm which has a field limit of 110.

  7. For general pre-race questions, email Joe Cady ( Please do not leave messages on the BRC hotline, it is not checked regularly. For any questions or issues that come up on race day, please contact BRC Staff.

  8. Riders may do more than one race. The race fee for a second race is $10

  9. All USA Cycling Rules Apply. USA Cycling permit applied for


Register on-line (the preferred method) at  -OR- mail check payable to Boston Road Club and standard release form to the address below.

Brian Morrill
419 Spring Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Race day registration opens at 7:00 am and closes 15 minutes before each event. 

Getting To Shedd Park

The race venue is very close to Rte 495 in Lowell. Take Rt. 495 to Exit 38 Rt. 38/Lowell/Tewksbury. At the end of the ramp, turn right toward Lowell. Proceed approximately one mile to the set of lights just after the Wendy's restaurant. Take a left on to Boylston St and take a right into the entrance for the Joe Pyne School and a right on to Park Ave East. Shedd Park is on the right. Please note the Park Ave East is now a one-way street from the Joe Pine School to Knapp Ave.

BRC Cyclocross Race at Shedd Park

Lowell, MA
Sunday, November 19
th, 2017

Sponsored by the Boston Road Club and Riverside Racing, in cooperation with the Lowell Board of Parks Department and support from Atlas Sports.

A fast course around Shedd Park consisting of a cinder track, grassy flats, barriers, some steep climbs, and a couple of stretches of single/double track, spectator friendly with plenty of on site parking.